Disinfo: Ukrainian elections could lead to the termination of Ukrainian statehood

Summary

After the regional elections held in Ukraine, it is becoming clear that Ukraine has started disintegrating. In the West, the Poles are ready to take Lviv, they are introducing their language and culture in the city already. In the South, Kyiv has no control over Donetsk and Luhansk.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative about Ukraine's disintegration.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Ukraine is not controlled by any foreign government or organisation: not the USA, IMF, NATO, the West or George Soros. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU.

The Ukrainian central administration's lack of effective control over some parts of Eastern Ukraine has little to do with regional elections, but the intervention by Russia on the side of rebels in those parts. The EU has condemned the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014.

On October 25, the local elections took place at all levels in Ukraine for the first time. The citizens voted for the representatives in the local and regional councils and heads of village and city councils. According to the Central Election Commission, the voter turnout at this year’s local elections was 36.88%.

There is no evidence that Poles or Poland are "getting ready to take control of Lviv".

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  • Reported in: Issue 218
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/10/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Hungarian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian disintegration, Ukrainian statehood, Donbas
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Protests in Poland are about falsified elections and economic problems, not about abortions

The revolution in Poland started because of the falsified elections and economic problems. Warsaw started to intervene in the affairs of another country, trying to inspire a riot in Belarus. Poland wanted to organise a revolution in Belarus, but now, they are facing this revolt themselves. The Polish women started to protest not because of the prohibition of abortions – this situation was the last straw. Andrzej Duda won the Presidential elections falsifying them – that is why everything [protests] started.

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An unfounded claim accusing the Polish authorities in the falsification of the recent Presidential elections and in alleged attempts to organise a revolution in Belarus. In addition, this message provides wrong information about the character of the protests taking place in Poland in connection to the recent prohibition of abortions due to severe health defects.

On October 22, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal announced that abortions due to severe birth defects are unconstitutional. This situation resulted in massive protests all over the country – according to the polls, between 66% and 73% of the Poles disagree with the decision of the Tribunal.

Brussels organised the protests in Poland because of its pro-American policies

Brussels and the left-liberal circles of the European elite are managing the forces, which de facto put the protests on the streets. The Polish conservatives are oriented on the USA. That is why the protests are largely connected with Brussels’ dissatisfaction with the recent policies of the Polish authorities. They [Brussels] can send the funds through foundations, European parties that are partners of similar political forces in Poland.

Disproof

An unfounded claim promoting the idea that the current protests in Poland are somehow connected to the alleged dissatisfaction of the EU authorities with close relations between Poland and the USA. Poland is often presented by the pro-Kremlin sources as a “puppet-state” of the United States.

On October 22, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal announced that abortions due to severe birth defects are unconstitutional. This situation resulted in massive protests all over the country – according to the polls, between 66% and 73% of the Poles disagree with the decision of the Tribunal.

Killing of Samuel Paty coordinated by the Elysee

Member of the European Parliament, Manon Aubry (confirmed) that these attacks (the killing of French teacher Samuel Paty) are coordinated directly from the Elysee with the support of the extreme right.

Disproof

The article misquotes Aubry's words and promotes disinformation regarding the French teacher who was decapitated outside a school in Paris on 16th of October.

Aubry’s actual words, as mentioned in her article on the Mediapart website, were questioning the “nauseating debates imposed by the right and supported by the media”. Aubry was, in fact, trying to set the record straight against those “who want to take the opportunity to undermine our [French] democracy and divide our country”.